Hello :)

Discussion in 'Welcomes and introductions' started by cmercer, Feb 2, 2011.

  1. cmercer

    cmercer Mu-43 Regular

    Good morning!

    My name is Chris and I am based in Lancaster, UK.

    I recently purchased an Olympus EP1 which unfortunatly developed a hot cell. The chaps I purchased the camera couldn't replace it for another EP1 so I ended up with an EPL1. Admittedly I was dubious first although I genuinly love the little camera.

    I am fairly new to photography although it is something I enjoy and I am keen to learn more about. I start a photography course next week and I can't wait! :biggrin:

    Thanks, Chris
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  2. Alanroseman

    Alanroseman Super Moderator Emeritus

    Dec 21, 2010
    New England
    Welcome aboard from snowy New England!
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  3. pjohngren

    pjohngren Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Oct 15, 2010
    Hi Chris and welcome! People seem to love both their Olympus and Panasonic m4/3 cameras. I have both a GF1 and G1 and they are terrifc. I am an old Nikon user since film days, but these little wonders have captivted me - I'm a total convert. Am getting great pictures with both cameras.

    Great on taking the photography course -I took a workshop in the Adirondack Mountains (USA) of upstate NY this summer and you always learn something. I used my G1 for the total time in the workshop and it worked out great. Everyone else had their big Canons and Nikons.

    Best wishes.
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  4. Fiddler

    Fiddler Mu-43 Veteran

    Welcome Chris, and Hello from Edinburgh. Your E-PL1 is a great camera, and you'll be able to do a lot with it - it's very versatile. I have an E-P1, a G1, and a GF1. The DSLR and compacts don't get used much since I took up m4/3!

    Enjoy your course :smile:

    All the best,

  5. Stephen Geis

    Stephen Geis Mu-43 Top Veteran

    May 13, 2010
    Charlotte, NC
    Welcome Chris. Hope you'll find this forum welcoming and that you'll soon start sharing your photos here!

  6. bilzmale

    bilzmale Mu-43 All-Pro

    Hello and welcome Chris. Did you or the shop try pixel mapping to turn off the hot pixel? It's in the menu of Oly's and I usually run it with a new camera to avoid future problems.
  7. cmercer

    cmercer Mu-43 Regular

    Its easy to see why they love them with the quality they produce in such a small neat package. I have been considering purchasing a used medium format camera. My girlfriend has a small selection of Canons and I bought her a Yashica Mat twin lens reflex for Christmas. They are all so much fun (if a little expensive at times)

    I am very excited about this! Your course sounds amazing, I have always wanted to travel the USA. When I do I'll be sure to pack my E-PL1 :D Its also great to hear you did the course with a G1! I plan to do my course with an E-PL1 and I'm expecting perhaps a few strange looks. My father doesnt see it as a real camera, neither does my girlfriend. I'm looking forward to proving them wrong.

    I didn't, i'm gutted as I never new this existed. Dammit :(
    To be fair the EP1 although a lovely camera always seemed to produce very noisy pictures. Although I suppose this could be down to the sensor, if it has a hot pixel?

    Thank you, everyone for the warm welcome :D
  8. BBW

    BBW Super Moderator Emeritus

    Welcome aboard, Chris!

    You will have no difficulties proving them wrong.:2thumbs: Perhaps they'd like to stop by the forums, too?:biggrin:

    Very glad to have you Chris, and I look forward to seeing your pictures very soon!
  9. Iconindustries

    Iconindustries Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Oi, Chris 1 and Chris 2. Welcome here the forum
    See ya round like a suasage roll.

  10. Alanroseman

    Alanroseman Super Moderator Emeritus

    Dec 21, 2010
    New England
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  11. cmercer

    cmercer Mu-43 Regular

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  12. Alanroseman

    Alanroseman Super Moderator Emeritus

    Dec 21, 2010
    New England
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    cmercer Mu-43 Regular

  14. Alanroseman

    Alanroseman Super Moderator Emeritus

    Dec 21, 2010
    New England